Sposi Novelli- Practical Marriage Tips- Wrap up!

On Friday, March 22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Frassati Room
All engaged and newly married couples we invited to join Sposi Novelli for an exciting event featuring Dr. Daniel McClure who spoke on “Healthy Habits to Strengthen Your Marriage”. It was a great night to meet up with old friends, make new ones, and learn some great tips to help strengthen your marriage! Thank you to all who came, AND keep an eye out for more information on our End-of-the-year- BBQ in May!

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Dr. McClure graduated from the University of St Thomas and received his M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Divine Mercy University’s Institute of Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. McClure currently is in practice in St Paul. He wants to integrate his Catholic faith with the field of clinical psychology. He and his wife Lucy live in the Twin Cities.

Celebrate Marriage Retreat

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Join us for an evening with your spouse to celebrate marriage! We will gather for, Mass with blessing of marriage, dinner, and a talk by  Jim and Maureen Otremba. The event is open to all married couples of any length of marriage. It will include wine, conversation, chocolate and quality time with your loved one. Don’t miss it!

The cost for the evening is $50 per couple.

We have room on the committee for those who are interested in serving others in out parish in a unique way! Contact Meghan  at Meghan.m.hodgdon@gmail.com

Sposi Novelli "Minute-to-win-it!" Wrap-up!

Thanks to everyone who came out for the “Minute-to-win-it” Date Night! 

On November 30th , Sposi Novelli hosted a "Minute-to-win-it" Game night with a Christmas theme! There were cookies, hot chocolate, and appetizers that helped to keep us fueled while we competed in some fun games! Ugly sweaters WERE encouraged, ANNNND  everyone looked AMAZING! Check out all of the the fun that we had below! 

“Minute-to-win-it” Date Night 

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On November 30th come to OLG and join us for an evening with your spouse of games and fun! We are hosting a Minute-to-win-it Game night with a Christmas theme! There will be cookies, hot chocolate, and other appetizers to keep you fueled while we compete in some fun games! Ugly sweaters are encouraged!

Childcare is available with an RSVP to veronicawhelan@olgparish.org.

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Engaged Evening 
October 23rd, 2018 Tuesday 7-9PM
We need volunteers for this great event! Help be a welcoming presence to our engaged couples at OLG, and make some new friends! We need help with greeting, hospitality, and set-up.
If interested please contact Mary at 952-929-3317 ext. 9032

“Minute-to-win-it” Date Night 

From 7-9PM on November 30th come to OLG and join us for an evening with your spouse of games and fun! We are hosting a Minute-to-win-it Game night with a Christmas theme! There will be cookies, hot chocolate, and appetizers to keep you fueled while we compete in some fun games! Ugly sweaters are encouraged!

Childcare is available with an RSVP to veronicawhelan@olgparish.org

Celebrate Marriage Dinner and Speaker Event 

Friday, January 25th at 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening with your spouse to celebrate marriage! We will gather for, Mass with blessing of marriage, dinner, and a talk by  Jim and Maureen Otremba. The event is open to all married couples of any length of marriage. It will include wine, conversation, chocolate and quality time with your loved one. Don’t miss it!

The cost for the evening is $50 per couple.

We have room on the committee for those who are interested in serving others in out parish in a unique way! Contact Meghan  at Meghan.m.hodgdon@gmail.com

Monday, October 22, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM or 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Contraception: Why Not? Rethinking Humane Vitae in 2018
Please join Bishop Andrew Cozzens for a one day conference as we explore the scientific, social, and moral context for one of the central questions of our day. Discover what Blessed Pope Paul VI actually spoke of in his encyclical Humanae Vitae, which reaffirmed the teaching of the Catholic Church on married love, conscious parenthood and the use of artificial contraception. See more...
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All Saints- Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday, November 1

  • 6:15 AM

  • 9:00 AM

  • 6:00 PM

Monday, November 5, 7:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace will remember those who have gone before us. The names of those who have passed this year will be read as part of our prayer. Light reception to follow in the Commons

Path to Healing

Twin Cities Peace Circle
Fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Regional Branch of the Hennepin County Library (North Conference Room, 2nd floor), 1315 N. Lowry Ave., Minneapolis
Twin Cities Peace Circle is open to all who have experienced the trauma of clergy sexual abuse. The purpose of this group is to gather victims/survivors/thrivers in a safe, supportive environment to share their experiences, listen to others, and explore healing.

At gatherings of the Twin Cities Survivors Peace Circle, all are welcome and privacy is respected. Contact Jim with questions, concerns or comments: 773-412-0909 or richter316@aol.com
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Sposi Novelli: Evening of cocktails and fellowship

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Last Friday night we had our Sposi Novelli kick-off events! It was an amazing evening enjoying some great refreshments with tasty hors d'oeuvres. We started with prayer and then quickly moved onto getting to know each other.

Nicole, one of the persons on leadership opened the evening with sharing what our other events are for the year, and ways to get involved in leadership with Sposin Novelli. Near the end of the evening we took a quick tour of the OLG Campus to show off some of our newly renovated spaces.

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Don’t forget to check out our next upcoming events!

Sposi Novelli Date Night - November 30th 
Celebrate Marriage Dinner + Retreat - January 25th
Speaker on Practical Marriage Tips - March 22nd
End of the Year BBQ - May 17th

To keep up to date with all of our events and opportunities make sure to subscribe to our mailing list and check out our Facebook page "Sposi Novelli". 

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Friday, September 28, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Marian Patio (weather permitting)
All newly married and engaged couples at Our Lady of Grace are invited to join Sposi Novelli for an evening of cocktails and fellowship! Couples are encouraged to bring a bottle of their favorite wine to share with the group. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. See more...

Inspirational Resources for Faith Formation in September

Discover all the best Catholic content in one place. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks and audio dramas, and a great selection of popular e-books - all just a click away! See more...

September 23rd after the 6PM Mass

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This summer we have been discussing the series "Knowing the Faith" found on the Formed website. It has been amazing, AND it has gotten us to ask a TON of really good questions. SO- Father Kevin is going to be joining us on September 23rd after the 6PM Mass in the Frassati Room to answer some of those questions AND a few more! annnnnnnd all Young Adults are invited to this event! Not just those who joined the study, soooo we will see you there!

Unveiled – St. Louis Park, MN

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - September 15 @ 4:30 pm
Holy Family Catholic Church, 5900 W Lake St 
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States 

Unveiled provides a vision and hope for a mutually fulfilling and intimate marriage, based on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. This is the complete “Unveiled” conference combining the two shorter events, including God’s design for marriage and the skills to build unity, passion and intimacy, as well as healing and reconciliation in marriage. See more...

Want to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus and his Church, but need help? Want to take that next step, or steps, in your spiritual life? If so, then Acts 29 may be perfect for you! Acts 29 is a formation process designed to help you go deeper and take that next spiritual step.  Acts 29 had three modules: Sow, Grow, and Go.  Each module lasts seven weeks, concluding with a retreat.  All live sessions are held Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 PM*. See more...

You can complete the application or register online.

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 PM
The University Club of St. Paul, St. Paul

Young Adults - join Newman on Tap for an evening with Archbishop Hebda. The evening begins with Mass followed by appetizers, cash bar and presentation by Dr. Daavid Deavel and Archbishop Hebda titled “A True Antagonist for a Broken World: Faith in a Secular Age”. The evening will conclude with some time for discussion and socialization. Register here! 
We have many volunteer opportunities for you to get involved and answer your own baptismal call to be an active member of our parish! See more...
“Generations of Love: Humanae Vitae (1968-2018)” is the theme of this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God’s vision for marriage and promote the methods of Natural Family Planning. See more...

Path to Healing

Twin Cities Peace Circle
Fourth Monday of the month
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
North Regional Branch of the Hennepin County Library (North Conference Room, 2nd floor), 1315 N. Lowry Ave., Minneapolis
Twin Cities Peace Circle is open to all who have experienced the trauma of clergy sexual abuse. The purpose of this group is to gather victims/survivors/thrivers in a safe, supportive environment to share their experiences, listen to others, and explore healing.

At gatherings of the Twin Cities Survivors Peace Circle, all are welcome and privacy is respected. Contact Jim with questions, concerns or comments: 773-412-0909 or richter316@aol.com
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Sposi Novelli Brunch 6/24

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Come join us in the OLG Dining Room after the 9:30 Sunday Mass for our third social brunch! Enjoy coffee, food, fellowship, and fun with fellow Sposi Novelli members. 

Meet other young couples in the parish and parents, feel free to bring the little ones! Crayons, coloring books, and kid snacks will also be provided. All are welcome! Invite your friends!

Check out our earlier Brunches here